My DIY aquarium build, the good the bad and the ugly! (Anoxic Filtration)

Do you have RO filter system at your home ?
It is better to have one of those to remove nitrates from tap water, can be a lot helpful for humans too.
 

Rockfella

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Do you have RO filter system at your home ?
It is better to have one of those to remove nitrates from tap water, can be a lot helpful for humans too.
RO does not do denitrification :(

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I might return them back to LFS and get community fish. This aquarium is small for them and only 1 more variety I can add more : Red Zebra. Same shape orange color. The best mbunas are not available in India. Lot of variety in community fish.
 
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Ankit2306

Disciple
Great effort mate , hope i get some inspiration , an indeed i must say i am getting a lot after joining this community of like minded people , i am finally anchoring myself to rebuild my aquarium once again.
Thanks
 

bssunilreddy

Skilled
I also like aquariums but they need timely cleaning and restoration of clean water every now and then.

I used to have one just like yours almost 20 year ago like in 2002 but later I neglected it and my parents sold the tank to somebody.

There ended my hobby of aquarist.
 

Rockfella

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I also like aquariums but they need timely cleaning and restoration of clean water every now and then.

I used to have one just like yours almost 20 year ago like in 2002 but later I neglected it and my parents sold the tank to somebody.

There ended my hobby of aquarist.
Yes, 10/25/30/50% water change weekly/15 days depending on number of fish/size /filtration/aquarium size/feeding.
 
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depakjan

Disciple
How do you deal with algae, in one week the tank get crazy, even though algae isnt harmfull to the fish, its just ugly , i know switching off lights can help with it but was wondering if there is any other trick
 
One of my friend was using only red and blue lighting 85% of the time.
He use white /moonlight only when he want to really sit and relax near the aquarium or when there are guests.
This eliminated algae growth hugely.
 

Rockfella

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How do you deal with algae, in one week the tank get crazy, even though algae isnt harmfull to the fish, its just ugly , i know switching off lights can help with it but was wondering if there is any other trick
Zero algae in all 3 aquariums I have. I keep lights on for maybe 15-20 mins a day just to feed. I have a BCB (clay basket) and plenum system (under gravel filter with slow moving water). You can try plenum system.


Which fish(s) you have?
 
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